Wikimania 2021/Scholarships/Wikimedia Polska

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Wikimedia Polska
We are requesting funds for supporting individual participation and 3 live Wikimania events in 3 different Polish cities.
start dateAugust 1st
start year2021
end dateAugust 15th
end year2021
budget (local currency)15069 PLN
budget (USD)3977 USD
contact(s)• natalia.szafran(_AT_)• kontakt(_AT_)
Wikimedia Affiliate• Wikimedia Polska
website (if applicable)•

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Note: Wikimania 2021 scholarhship applicants must be Wikimedia movement affiliates. Individuals and other organizations are not eligible.

Project PlanEdit


What Wikimedia movement affiliate do you represent?

  • Wikimedia Polska

What needs are you requesting funding for to support your community’s participation at Wikimania? Please review following eligible activities and expenses below, and write below any that will be included in your activities.

  • Childcare services (or similar family services) to support Wikimania participation
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
  • Administrative or operational costs for to distribute funds to community members, such as transfer fees
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, head/earphones)
    Note: Requests for computers, laptops, tablets, and other personal devices are not eligible.
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Post-Wikimania meetups resulting from having attended Wikimania (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Small hardware expenses
  • In-person meetups during Wikimania
  • Take out lunch packages to support Wikimania participation
  • Childcare and family services to support Wikimania participation
  • Quiet viewing space (support for people who don't have good participation conditions in their homes)
  • Data packages
  • Graphic design for promoting Wikimania participation
  • Administrative and operational costs (transfer fees, accounting costs)

A big part of of the things we plan to fund are aimed at supporting female participation (lunches and childcare/family services) and making the participation easy for everyone (Wikimania events, virtual backgrounds and quiet space rental all supporting participation of people who don't have good conditions for participation at home). This way we can make Wikimania truly inclusive and use the fact that it is happening online to introduce it to the wide Polish community.

If you are requesting more than 1000 USD to distribute to your community, please provide additional detail on how you will distribute these funds. Please provide a summary explaining the following:

  • how you will invite community members to apply for funding,
  • the criteria you will use to determine eligibility, and
  • the processes or services you will use to distribute funds.

This description does not need to be comprehensive, but should generally explain the process for how community members will receive funds or support to participate in Wikimania. For support on eligibility criteria, feel free to review this reviewer's guide for previous Wikimania scholarship programs. If you are not distributing funds to community members, please write N/A below.



Please provide a range or estimate for the number of participants the funding will support. It is OK if this is estimate is based on limited information, but we want to have an idea of how your activities will support community participation in Wikimania. Some examples:

  • 3-5 participants will receive childcare support to support their participation at Wikimania.
  • 10 participants will receive hardware support
  • 1-2 post-Wikimania meetups will be funded
  • 10-20 participants will receive data packages to support their participation at Wikimania
  • 10 participants will receive small hardware support
  • we will fund access to quiet spaces for participation for 2-5 people
  • 3 Wikimania events will be funded (each for about 10 people)
  • 10 participants will receive lunches to support participation
  • 10-15 participants will receive data packages for Wikimania participation
  • 4 people will receive care for dependent family member
  • Up to 20 people will use virtual backrounds and other Wikimania-related digital graphic design


How you will use the funds you are requesting? Please use the following categories for your expenses. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Childcare services (or similar family services)
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
    In addition to a total budget, please indicate the average data cost per person who will receive funds for this need.
  • Administrative or operational costs for distributing funds
  • Small hardware expenses to support access
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support
  • Meetups during or after Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
Item Amount in USD
Small hardware 270 USD
Quiet space for watching Wikimania 340 USD
Takeout lunches 675 USD
Data packages 122 USD
Child/family member care 1130 USD
Administrative and operational costs 140 USD
Graphic design (virtual meeting backgronds etc.) 80 USD
Live events (venue rental + catering) in at least 3 different cities 1220 USD
Total 3977 USD

Completing your applicationEdit

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact and to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.